HCC and LEAP-Hillsborough College Access Network partner to host free FAFSA Lab

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27 October 2016
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in conjunction with LEAP - Hillsborough College Access Network, will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Lab on Saturday, November 5, 2016. LEAP’s ultimate goal is to increase the percentage of 25-64 year olds in Hillsborough County with industry-recognized postsecondary credentials including degrees and certifications to 60 percent by the year 2025. Completing the FAFSA is the strongest predictor of postsecondary program going rates in Florida, according to the Florida College Access Network. Additionally, LEAP hopes to increase the number of high school seniors completing the FAFSA by 5% in every high school in Hillsborough County.
The FAFSA Lab will provide Hillsborough County students and their parents with assistance in completing all the necessary forms. Participants will need to bring their FSA ID, parent and student 2015 tax returns, and parent and student 2015 W-2 forms.
Event details:
HCC Dale Mabry Campus
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614
Student Services Building, Room 243
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Noon – 4 p.m. 
High school seniors attending a school in the Hillsborough County School District will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of eight $1000 scholarships. To be considered for the scholarships, students will need to bring proof of FAFSA completion to their counselor, advise the counselor they’re interested in attending HCC, and they will be entered to win. 
Hillsborough Community College serves over 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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